Average Bench: 64.8% (199th of 1146)

more Based on 104,302 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, , 1FABFBFF000306C3, 00004E414C206472, 0000000000000000, 0FABFBFF000306C3 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz

The Intel Core i5-4460 is a slightly upgraded version of Intel's 2013 Haswell i5-4440. Comparing the i5-4460 and i5-4440 shows that the only change is an increase in both base and turbo frequencies from 3.4 to 3.5 GHz. In terms of effective speed the 4460 is exactly on a par with the average of the top ten user rated CPUs, not a bad result for an i5. Thanks to its four cores the 4460 is can easily deal with the vast majority of desktop computing (email, web browsing, word processing etc.). In fact this model is probably overpowered for the majority of users. Most users wont require the multi-core capabilities that the 4460 offers and will do better to choose a lower powered and cheaper CPU. [Jun '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 50%Average: 64.8% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-4460 averaged 35.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Integer Speed 336Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 333Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4460 is 22.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4460 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 339Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 340Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 104,302 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.3 SC Int 91.6 99.1
72.2 SC Float 91.5 101
77 SC Mixed 91 99.2
73.1% 91.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
230 QC Int 336 376
233 QC Float 332 378
232 QC Mixed 333 375
75.7% 334 Pts
Min Avg Max
261 MC Int 345 377
260 MC Float 339 376
254 MC Mixed 340 377
51.3% 342 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.3
SC Float 97.3
SC Mixed 94.7
77% 96.1 Pts
QC Int 363
QC Float 362
QC Mixed 360
82% 361 Pts
MC Int 364
MC Float 358
MC Mixed 357
54% 359 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93
SC Float 96
SC Mixed 93.9
75% 94.3 Pts
QC Int 364
QC Float 360
QC Mixed 359
82% 361 Pts
MC Int 367
MC Float 361
MC Mixed 360
54% 363 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.2
SC Float 89.8
SC Mixed 92.9
73% 91.3 Pts
QC Int 353
QC Float 364
QC Mixed 357
81% 358 Pts
MC Int 364
MC Float 363
MC Mixed 357
54% 361 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94
SC Float 93.1
SC Mixed 94.2
75% 93.8 Pts
QC Int 371
QC Float 342
QC Mixed 352
81% 355 Pts
MC Int 379
MC Float 355
MC Mixed 356
55% 363 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.4
SC Float 70.6
SC Mixed 80.3
61% 76.8 Pts
QC Int 289
QC Float 314
QC Mixed 319
70% 307 Pts
MC Int 338
MC Float 312
MC Mixed 291
47% 314 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,805,264 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $194 @ launch in May '14
BHPhotoUS $19017 months
OutletPCUS $2003 months
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AmazonUS $2805 days
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Typical Core i5-4460 Builds (Compare 4,209 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell Inspiron 3847

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $283

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-4460 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'14
Processor Numberi5-4460
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$182.00 - $187.00
Clock Speed3.2 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.4 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP84 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2013D

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Graphics Video Max Memory2 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express RevisionUp to 3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Small Business AdvantageYes
My WiFi TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1150

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

Haswell refreshed...

Added 4 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

12 hrs ago.

Really cost-effective processor. Still today (Nov 18) is an excelent option with zero problems


Good

8 days ago.

This CPU was the first good CPU i ever had


Excellent

10 months ago.

used it on my gaming PC for years and its still working well


Excellent

27 days ago.

i5 4460 top , i have this processor with gtx 960 2 gb.all games have enough performance


Good

12 days ago.

Fena


Average

1 month ago.

This CPU is whey overpriced for what he does don't buy it

Comment 

For the price, it offers perfect performance. I can play Watch Dogs on Ultra settings and all to max at full HD.—Nov '14


Good

15 days ago.

It became a low-end processor really fast.


Good

6 months ago.

Actually it is pretty good processor. I can play some cpu intensive game comfortably, and of course low cost. But the low clock will be major disadvantages. when you running unoptimized app that using mostly 2 cores.


Good

10 days ago.

It's good for most games but take care not to use it just with the stock gpu as the gpu will tremendously bottleneck the cpu!


Terrible

18 months ago.

just don't you'll save some money by buying from amd like in the ryzen 3


Excellent

18 days ago.

best


Excellent

4 months ago.

This is a cheap and fast CPU. I picked up three of them with motherboards, SSD, case, PS, and 16GB of RAM each for less than $1000.00. I use them for laboratories and they eat through virtualized workloads. It's a nice enough chip for playing with bigger things, like HortonWorks, Docker, etc.


Excellent

8 days ago.

Been using it since 2013 even playing BFV now in 2019 and runs great.


Above average

4 years ago.


Terrible

1 month ago.

niggr


Terrible

17 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

11 months ago.

At least HP takes their prebuilt PCs seriously. Single core performance comparable to a Ryzen.


Poor

18 months ago.

it low for 4k


Good

2 years ago.

Been using this CPU for a year and I have a Stock intel cooler on it. Hottest it has gotten under full load with photo rendering and Video Rendering is 65c (149f) after 3 hour on 100% load with my room at 75f. I also game and i play csgo to mmo's to single player rpgs. I have had 0 problem with the CPU and having trouble replacing it because i got it so cheap and it performs so well. I love this little guy. may he rest in peace when i kill it or retire it to my NAS computer.


Excellent

15 months ago.

lasted me years since 2015 and every gpu i pair does not bottleneck ,and for the encoding performance it should depend on the program and the format


Average

13 months ago.

Good if you don't want to overclock and can't afford a 4690.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Solid CPU. No complaints.


Good

21 months ago.

75% lock to 3,4ghz


Excellent

16 months ago.

This CPU performs very well for it's performance bracket!


Poor

27 days ago.

just bad dont even look at it


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